Insomnia Therapy Online
Now that we know what insomnia is, it’s important to understand what causes insomnia. Chronic insomnia may be due to unhealthy sleep routines, changes in your shift at work (switching from day shift to night shift) or other changes in one’s environment. Certain medications could also lead to a pattern of insufficient sleep.
Additionally, chronic insomnia may also be linked to conditions such as depression or anxiety. Who wouldn’t experience mood changes if they are chronically struggling from fatigue? Studies show that when the insomnia is treated, symptoms of anxiety and depression disappear! That’s even more reason to try insomnia therapy online.
Wondering what can turn acute insomnia to chronic insomnia? Some cases of insomnia start out with an acute episode but turn into a longer-term problem. Let’s say a person can’t sleep for a night or two after receiving bad news or after working late nights. This person can adopt unhealthy sleep habits such as getting up in the middle of the night to continue to work or drinking alcohol to help “relax”. As a result, a few sleepless nights may lead to chronic insomnia. Once this happens, worry and anxiety kicks in “I’ll never sleep” and each time the person can’t sleep it reinforced this negative belief of “I’ll never sleep”. Identifying and changing these negative sleep thoughts is only one component of insomnia therapy online.
This is why it’s important to address insomnia instead of letting it become the norm. If unhealthy lifestyle and sleep habits are causing insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can help.
If you have tried to change your sleep behaviors and it hasn’t worked, it’s important to take this seriously and talk to a sleep professional about insomnia therapy online. Schedule an insomnia therapy appointment online using the online calendar.
If you are ready to get back to healthy sleep, contact Elika to learn about your treatment options.